Exclusive interview with Harry Connick Jr. - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Exclusive interview with Harry Connick Jr.

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He's a big fan of Mississippi and Thursday night he received a big welcome from a huge crowd.  

Harry Connick, Jr. performed at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.

The three time Grammy Award winning musician, singer and composer is now using his talents on a new entertainment show. Connick was also a judge and coach on American Idol.

He has starred in movies that have earned more than a billion dollars at the box office, including Dolphin Tale, Hope Floats and Independence Day. 

While he will never walk away from music or movies, he is enjoying the chance to talk with people from all walks of life. We talked with him exclusively backstage before Thursday night's performance.

Harry Connick, Jr. said, "I'm either on a movie screen, on a Broadway stage or a Performance Hall. The thing about doing this show is that I'm gonna be in the room with 200 or so people every day, and I really get to meet a lot of people and celebrate them. I've been so lucky in my life and in my career to have had success. It'll be really nice to sort of shine the light on other people. I'll still be singing and dancing and having a great time and entertaining, but that's something I'm really looking forward to."

The new show, "Harry", will air beginning September 12 on WLBT each weekday at 2 p.m.

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